Friday, July 23, 2004



Build new or re-do

The "Build New or Re-Do" seminar this month offers a presentation on natural stone countertops and flooring, by Stoneworld's July Wason.

The Monday workshop at Sam Choy's Diamond Head Restaurant, 449 Kapahulu Ave., covering the basics of new home construction or renovations, project, will also feature talks by construction specialist Mike Mudgett and kitchen designer Marshall Hickox, both of Homeworks; architect Kiyoshi Toi AIA; Al Lum of Viking Appliances; John Gestrich Jr. of Artisan Paint & Coatings, and home improvement lender Derek Cheng of American Savings Bank.

Following the presentations, speakers will be available for one-on-one sessions with guests, so bring your plans for review.

For reservations, call Homeworks Construction at 955-2777.

Remodel it right

Landscaping is the hot topic for next month's "Remodel It right" seminar, taking place 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Aug. 14 at Kahala Mall.

Experts will offer ways to beat the heat using creative placement of plants. Vendors will also stage a mini-expo from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

A panel of professionals including Paul Kane of Aloha Marketing Manufacturers Representatives; Marshall Hickox from Homeworks Construction; Greg Lee from Landscapes by Tropical Images; Gary Lee from ADI Design Group, Daria Goto of the State Dept. of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, and a representative from American Savings.

Registration is recommended. Call Tracy Jefferson at the BIA-Hawaii, 847-4666, ext. 201, or visit the Web site,

Posters up for auction

Beach and summer resort posters will be auctioned during Swann Galleries' Vintage Posters auction in New York beginning 2 p.m. on Aug. 4.

The event features advertisements for exotic vacation spots across the globe, including Hawaii, as well as a wide selection of international vintage posters on subjects ranging from travel to fine examples of Art Nouveau and Art Deco. There will also be more than 100 World War I and II posters available.

The Hawaii posters up for bidding are:

"Hawaii" -- Poster from a Pan American Airways advertising campaign, circa 1948. A Hawaiian girl in pink and white leis stands amid tropical plants, sugar cane and pineapples, with a Pan American Clipper plane in the background. Estimated value: $800 to $1,200.

"Hawaii/American Airlines" -- American Airlines ad campaign poster features a young woman sitting beneath a palm tree, making leis from a basket of flowers at her side. Estimated value: $700 to $1,000.

"Pan Am/Hawaii" -- Pan Am poster features a woman in a red dress and orange lei beckoning visitors to the islands. Valued at $600 to $900.

An illustrated catalog, with information on bidding by mail or fax, is available for $35 from Swann Galleries Inc., 104 E. 25th St., New York, NY 10010, or may be viewed online at For more information and to make arrangements to bid, call Emily Thompson at 212-254-4710, ext. 53, or e-mail

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